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Action aplenty at Council facilities these school holidays

23 December 2019

Fraser Coast residents and visitors can learn more about developments in digital technology, enjoy an inflatable fun day at the pool and attend an array of art workshops as part of school holidays programs at Council facilities.

Mayor George Seymour said Council facilities such as the libraries, art gallery and pools were a great place to spend some time during the school holidays.

“The Fraser Coast has such a colourful and vibrant cultural life, and the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery has an action packed school holiday program,” he said.

“The Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art’s ‘Island Fashion on Tour’ is on now until the end of March and includes activities that encourage children and families to get creative with fashion. 

“There are also different workshops each Tuesday in January covering paper jewellery making, collage animal art and screen printing, while on Saturday 11 January there is a free fun education session on the flying foxes of the Fraser Coast.”

Cr Seymour said an Innovation Creation Symposium featuring two days of digital workshops for adults and teens was being held at the Hervey Bay and Maryborough Libraries on 8/9 January.

“There are still some places available with the workshops covering smart phone digital photography, wearable tech, 3D modelling, 3D printing and how to build a computer,” he said.

“Other activities at our libraries include manga workshops, performances by children’s entertainers The Fabulous Lemon Drops, a pyramid puzzle, and the Summer Reading Club, which awards prizes such as iPads and store gift cards to participants on their journey and on completion of their reading log.”

Cr Seymour said with a hot, dry summer forecast, Council pools and Wetside Water Park provided an opportunity to cool down and have fun with family and friends.

“Council’s aquatic facilities are open every day except Christmas Day with inflatable fun days held at the Hervey Bay pool on Tuesdays and Saturdays in January and at the Maryborough pool on Thursdays and Saturdays in January,” he said.

“Both centres will offer holiday swimming lessons while Wetside is now open seven days a week, except Christmas Day, with a light show displayed on Saturday nights.”

For more details, visit Fraser Coast Regional Council’s websites - www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au and www.ourfrasercoast.com.au